RAHEEM STERLING “commemorated the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing” by skying his penalty for Manchester City against Wolves, according to fans on Twitter.
The England star, 24, stepped up to take the spot-kick in the Premier League Asia Trophy final – and fans have been quick to poke fun.
Sterling, so lethal in front of goal of late, clearly has some rust to shake off as he sent his effort high and wide.
The ex-Liverpool winger scored twice in the 4-1 semi-final win against West Ham, but Twitter users were in typically brutal mood as they slated his most-recent effort.
One wrote: “Man City‘s Raheem Sterling with his own personal tribute to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by firing a penalty to the moon.”
Another said: “That might be the worst penalty in history from Sterling there.”
A third added: “That ball is gonna land in Area 51 in a couple of hours!”
Here’s how social media reacted to Sterling’s first-half penalty…
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